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Transfer activity will go to the wire, fears Newcastle boss Transfer activity will go to the wire, fears Newcastle boss
- August 20, 2017

Benitez told reporters at his press conference: "I can not change anything about our situation now in terms of the market, the transfer window and what we have to do". Benitez did not speak to Ashley after the game. Benitez is suspected to have something of a fractious relationship with the Magpies owner, who left the stadium without speaking to the Spaniard last Sunday. (more...)
Dodgers' Yu Darvish pulled as precaution due to tightness in back Dodgers' Yu Darvish pulled as precaution due to tightness in back
- August 18, 2017

Rodon missed most of the first half of the season with left biceps bursitis but has returned to form over his last three starts, allowing a total of five runs over 22 1/3 innings. "I told him, 'I feel something in my back, ' and he said, 'We need you really bad in six weeks.' "I was getting tight, so I talked to Doc (manager Dave Roberts ), and he just said, 'Let's play it safe.'" Darvish gave up three runs and eight hits in his six innings". (more...)
Diego Costa claims Chelsea team-mates still back him despite Antonio Conte's verdict
- August 16, 2017

Diego Costa has been a crucial cog in Chelsea's run to a pair of Premier League titles over the last three seasons, but his relationship with the club seems to have soured. Since receiving a text from Conte while on worldwide duty earlier this summer, Costa has pushed for a move back to Atletico . I didn't want to leave. (more...)
Iran parliament increases missile funds in response to USA sanctions Iran parliament increases missile funds in response to USA sanctions
- August 14, 2017

Iranian lawmakers on Sunday overwhelmingly voted to approve a bill aimed at countering the new USA sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The Iranian parliament voted Sunday for allocating $520 million on the development of its own missile program in response to U.S. (more...)
Sir Mo Farah claims silver in 5000 metres at world athletics championships Sir Mo Farah claims silver in 5000 metres at world athletics championships
- August 13, 2017

Claiming to have been exhausted after his 10,000m efforts and 5,000m heats, he added: "Tactically, I was trying to cover every move". Momentarily, it looked like Farah might not even take a medal. Farah and his team-mate Andrew Butchart had tried to break up the field with 600 metres to go in a race that had been run at generally a very slow pace. (more...)
Fair play: McGregor demands worldwide judge for Mayweather fight Fair play: McGregor demands worldwide judge for Mayweather fight
- August 13, 2017

Photos of the leak and the characterization of Malignaggi being knocked down caused the New Yorker Malignaggi to storm out of McGregor's training camp, calling McGregor a "scumbag" as he asked for the full length sparring session to be released. (more...)
Liverpool's owners: Coutinho is not for sale Liverpool's owners: Coutinho is not for sale
- August 13, 2017

It's getting to the stage where if he doesn't want to be here, no player is bigger than Liverpool . Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has repeatedly said the club will not be selling the 25-year-old Coutinho , who has become a key player for the Premier League team and Brazil in recent years. (more...)
Rafa Benitez 'unhappy' with Newcastle's transfer window Rafa Benitez 'unhappy' with Newcastle's transfer window
- August 11, 2017

Rafa Benitez says he's "not happy" after Newcastle United missed out on several transfer targets. "The team spirit's quite good, and hopefully we replicate that this season". "We are now trying to work in different directions". If Newcastle are to continue their pursuit of Perez then they will face competition from his former club Deportivo La Coruna . (more...)
Patriots become first National Football League team to have own planes
- August 09, 2017

The New England Patriots have purchased two airplanes to become the first National Football League team to own their own planes to fly to games, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said team officials would not be publicly commenting on the acquisitions. The New England Patriots set a new bar for National Football League luxury when they became the team to first purchase their own airplane . (more...)
Olympic champion Betty Cuthbert dies aged 79 Olympic champion Betty Cuthbert dies aged 79
- August 08, 2017

During her career, she set world records at 60m, 100 yards, 200m, 220 yards and 440 yards, and remains the only Olympian to have won gold in all sprint events. Cuthbert was the first Australian to be inducted into the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame upon its creation in 2012 alongside Carl Lewis, Jesse Owens and others. (more...)
Michael Owen predicts Liverpool v Hoffenheim Champions League tie Michael Owen predicts Liverpool v Hoffenheim Champions League tie
- August 07, 2017

Jurgen Klopp will not be taking Liverpool's Champions League participation for granted after they were drawn to face Hoffenheim in the play-off round, which the German claims to have predicted. Michael Owen has ruled out Philippe Coutinho swapping Liverpool for Barcelona this summer. There is a real lack of big-game experience in European competition or even global level which could cause Hoffenheim some troubles in their first continental campaign. (more...)
Anderson upsets top-seeded Thiem at Citi Open Anderson upsets top-seeded Thiem at Citi Open
- August 07, 2017

The clock had nearly struck midnight when the 15th seed finally closed out the third-round match with his 21st ace to seal a 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 ( 9-7) victory in a little under three hours. The quarterfinal matchups are Anderson vs. Bhambri, Raonic vs. " I have practiced with him before but that was a few years ago. I just didn't get the feel of the serve". (more...)
England wins toss and bats in final test vs. South Africa England wins toss and bats in final test vs. South Africa
- August 06, 2017

Several times England were on the verge of domination, whereupon another wicket fell. Root and Ben Stokes (58) struck three boundaries combined in the 59th over to gather some momentum with the England captain crossing 5,000 runs in Test cricket, few overs later. (more...)
Rob Ninkovich retires after 8 seasons with Patriots Rob Ninkovich retires after 8 seasons with Patriots
- July 31, 2017

A tearful Ninkovich spoke directly to Belichick at the news conference. Mike Reiss of ESPN .com notes that Ninkovich has been absent from training-camp practices for what head coach Bill Belichick calls "personal reasons", and that Ninkovich is not expected to practice on Sunday. (more...)
RB Leipzig manager responds directly to reports Liverpool want Naby Keita RB Leipzig manager responds directly to reports Liverpool want Naby Keita
- July 31, 2017

They returned with an offer that, with add-ons, was worth more than £66m - a fee that would have been nearly double what Liverpool spent to bring Mohamed Salah from Roma last month. Hasenhuttl believes Keita will benefit from another season of development with Leipzig, with the experience of making his Champions League debut a crucial part of his development. (more...)
Victorious Jon Jones kisses defeated rival Daniel Cormier after UFC 214 Victorious Jon Jones kisses defeated rival Daniel Cormier after UFC 214
- July 31, 2017

As for what might be next for Jones, he didn't let the opportunity pass him by on the microphone. "They'd say no", White said. A devastated Cormier was reduced to tears after the fight, with Jones quick to show his appreciation. "He has been a model champion, a model husband, a model father, team-mate, leader". In the weeks building up to the fight, Jones' mother passed away . (more...)
India thrash Lanka by 304 runs India thrash Lanka by 304 runs
- July 30, 2017

Apart from Kohli, Abhinav Mukund played a knock of 81. Sri Lanka was 68-3 in its reply when Kusal Mendis fell for a duck to give Mohammed Shami his second wicket in an over. Nuwan Pradeep (10) became the first Test scalp of Hardik Pandya and the hosts went into lunch at 289/8, with only one wicket in hand in absence of injured Asela Gunaratne, who had been ruled out of the Test due to a broken thumb. (more...)
Man Utd to miss out on Renato Sanches again
- July 27, 2017

The 26-year-old joined the Bundesliga champions on a two-year loan deal this summer, after struggling for game time under Zinedine Zidane last season. Vincenzo Montella has been given a lot of money to spend by the club's new Chinese owners, adding Leonardo Bonucci, Ricardo Rodriguez and Andre Silva among over €215m of new signings during the transfer window . (more...)
Warrant Issued For Dallas Cowboys Receiver Lucky Whitehead in Virginia Warrant Issued For Dallas Cowboys Receiver Lucky Whitehead in Virginia
- July 25, 2017

Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead has been issued a warrant for his arrest after failing to show in court on July 6, according to court records obtained by TMZ . Running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in an altercation on July 16 at a club in Dallas where a man was punched. Whitehead has had an unusual offseason, saying last week that a dognapper was demanding ransom for his dog before the dog was returned a day later. (more...)
Perisic named in Inter squad despite Manchester United link Perisic named in Inter squad despite Manchester United link
- July 21, 2017

Anthony Martial's cousin has confirmed on Twitter that Serie A giants Inter Milan are interested in signing the Manchester United forward. The Red Devils had hoped to sign the Croatia worldwide on the cheap as Inter needed to balance their books to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. (more...)
Feng holds early lead at US Women's Open Feng holds early lead at US Women's Open
- July 16, 2017

There's a decade's worth of age difference amongst the top four players. That's what a president can do for crowds not used to being within a 100 yards of one. "Also, that was my first time to play in China this year, so I really wanted to see my family and all my friends back home". I did a lot of that today which was great, especially on those downhills where they get really fast. (more...)
What Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Would Bring to Lakers What Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Would Bring to Lakers
- July 13, 2017

The Detroit Pistons renounced their rights to the 24-year-old shooting guard on Friday, after acquiring Avery Bradley from the Boston Celtics for Marcus Morris. A team of Ball, Caldwell-Pope, LeBron/George, Randle and Lopez. He's younger than Rondo, but doesn't bring the veteran presence the Lakers are searching for. (more...)
US Military Plane Crashes in State of Mississippi, Kills Five US Military Plane Crashes in State of Mississippi, Kills Five
- July 12, 2017

The Marine Corps said it operated the plane but has provided no information on where the flight originated, or where it was going. A Marine spokesman says a Navy corpsman and 15 Marines were killed in when a military plane crashed in rural MS as it was headed from North Carolina to California. (more...)
Kittel notches 2nd straight stage win in photo finish Kittel notches 2nd straight stage win in photo finish
- July 09, 2017

Back down in the flats on Friday, the wine-themed Stage 7 was won by Marcel Kittel in a photo finish. Calmejane bade his time and did not try to bridge over until the race hit the Cat.2 Cote de Viry with 55km remaining. Perrig Quemeneur, Frederik Backaert and Vegard Stake Laengen were caught by the peloton with 3 kilometers to go. He now leads Thomas by 12sec on the overall classification standings, with Italian Fabio Aru a further two adrift in third. (more...)
Leicester agree £12m deal to sign Seville captain Vicente Iborra Leicester agree £12m deal to sign Seville captain Vicente Iborra
- July 05, 2017

Sevilla added that the move for the Spaniard is subject to a medical and personal terms being agreed. In a statement , Sevilla confirmed the deal and invited Iborra, who began his career at Levante , to hold a farewell ceremony with the club's supporters. (more...)
Utah Jazz on verge of landing Ricky Rubio Utah Jazz on verge of landing Ricky Rubio
- July 02, 2017

That's more money per year than the Ricky Rubio deal, but Rubio would likely command more money next year. Jazz point guard George Hill is an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Wolves were looking to upgrade their shooting after trading for Jimmy Butler last week. As Gordon Hayward waits to begin his free-agent tour with a Saturday meeting with the Heat, the rest of the National Basketball Association is making moves. (more...)
JJ Redick agrees to one-year $23 million deal with 76ers JJ Redick agrees to one-year $23 million deal with 76ers
- July 02, 2017

He averaged 15 points in 78 games last season for the Los Angeles Clippers and shot 42.9% from deep. Redick himself seemed to confirm the news, tweeting out "trust the process". JJ Redick on agreement with 76ers: "It's where I wanted to be". The Sixers would have to shell out money to get the restricted free agents in order to avoid the Pistons and Wizards, respectively, from matching the contract offers. (more...)
Cyborg to face Evinger at UFC 214 after Anderson pulls out Cyborg to face Evinger at UFC 214 after Anderson pulls out
- July 01, 2017

UFC 214 is now set to be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier and returning ex-titleholder Jon Jones . "Maybe when Conor Mcgregor returns in December we could give the fans that fight". The fight is for the title that Germaine de Randamie was stripped of after she refused to defend her title against Justino. "My fans appreciate the fact that this fight is going to be for the belt, but the fact that the UFC had [Germaine de Randamie] as champion and not ... (more...)
INDIA HEAD COACH ROLE: Venkatesh Prasad throws his hat in the ring INDIA HEAD COACH ROLE: Venkatesh Prasad throws his hat in the ring
- June 30, 2017

It was later disclosed that the man behind Ravi Shastri's rejection was Sourav Ganguly . Prasad, who played 33 Tests and 162 ODIs for India, is set to finish his three-year term as the junior India chief selector in September this year. (more...)
Takata Files For Bankruptcy; US Subsidiary of Chinese Supplier To Buy Firm Takata Files For Bankruptcy; US Subsidiary of Chinese Supplier To Buy Firm
- June 30, 2017

The new sponsor will not be liable for these inflators, which use ammonium nitrate, the volatile chemical compound at the root of the defective airbags. The automaker later became its biggest customer, a relationship that came back to bite Honda when Takata became embroiled in its defective inflator scandal. (more...)
Germany beats England on penalties, into U21 Euros final
- June 28, 2017

The Three Lions really hit their straps in the final group game as they comfortably dispatched hosts Poland 3-0. After England's best performance of the tournament, Aidy Boothroyd will be hoping for a repeat effort against Germany. The Three Lions will face off against old rivals Germany in Tychy on Tuesday. It is that sort of mentality that has made Germany's Europe's most successful nation and it is worth remembering that the last time England reached the final of this tournament, ... (more...)
Mexico Eliminates Host Russia From Confederations Cup
- June 28, 2017

Andre Silva dribbled deep into the New Zealand penalty area to score with a rising shot in the 80th, and a substitute, Nani , shot low past goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic in stoppage time. The Euro champions topped the Group A, and advanced alongside Mexico , who defeated hosts Russian Federation 2-1 at the same time. Cristiano Ronaldo scored Portugal's opening goal from the penalty spot on 33 minutes after the Ipswich defender Tommy Smith bundled over Danilo Pereira following a ... (more...)
Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland
- June 27, 2017

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry , left, and Shaun Livingston speak with reporters during a news conference Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. "He's had an awesome career, but he just took it to the next level", said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr . "We felt like Kevin could come in and help us", he added. (more...)
Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP
- June 27, 2017

McDavid scored 30 goals and tallied 100 total points for the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016-2017 season, leading the team in an impressive postseason run that ended in a second-round loss to the Anaheim Ducks. There weren't very many shockers as far as the awards went but several players got to add some hardware to their trophy cases following an impressive season. (more...)
Egypt winger Salah back in England at Liverpool Egypt winger Salah back in England at Liverpool
- June 26, 2017

I hope to see that together we can give everything to win something for the club, for the supporters and for us. Meyer scored for Germany in their 2-0 win over the Czech Republic in their opening game of the tournament, and Liverpool are allegedly watching his progress as they weigh up a bid. (more...)

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